Monthly Archives: June 2014

Karma or coincidence? Rambling thoughts on a morning run.

It started raining yesterday morning when I was about halfway through my run. Right before the rain started, I was contemplating the power of perspective. It all started when I realized the gum I was chewing (is it weird to chew gum while jogging?) had gotten stale. With no rubbish can in sight I paused […]

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The tale of a summer vision board

8 weeks ago, I joined a friend in a healthy lifestyle challenge to get ready for summer. The first thing we did was a virtual vision board – “create your summer”. Here’s what mine looked like. And here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks: •a jog down Into Wai’pio […]

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June 23 is National “Let It Go” Day

Where do I start ? I got fired up when I heard on the radio that today is National “Let It Go” day. This holiday comes on the heels of a long and draining month – and I, for one, am eager to embrace it. Life is FULL of things we can’t control – in […]

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Food for thought

Something has been weighing on my mind ever since yesterday’s beach day. In the group of 12 adults and 2 toddlers , conversations about weight and body image kept surfacing throughout the day. Some of that is surely to be expected, after all, swimsuits = abundance of bare flesh. What bothered me though, is how […]

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1st Day of Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer and we kicked it off right: celebrating Jenn’s 40th birthday at Reed’s Bay. I love spending time with this gang. We’ve had a lot of fun putting our Easter kayak to use (thanks Di and Trish!), and we’re joining forces to manifest our own SUP next ! 🙂 […]

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The ordinary moments

One good thing about taking a break is that a lot of life events get stored up in the camera roll. I took a peek just now at pics from the past several weeks and a couple of things stand out: a) I take a lot of pictures! b) I live in a beautiful place […]

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What I learned today.

In the interest of being a good amateur doctor, I followed some advice from a Facebook friend to make Hawea some turmeric ginger tea. This involved cutting and then grinding fresh turmeric root. Which is how I now know that it’s REALLY messy. Like, stain-your -hands -and- dish -towels -and -kitchen -accessories -orangey -yellow messy. […]

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Let It Go

Today I woke to find Hawea was already busy with a long to-do list. So while she was working on other rooms of the house I took a deep breath and dove head first into a project I’ve been avoiding for a long time: THE CLOSET. Shudder. Really, people, you have no idea the horror […]

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Which is better: no posts at all – or lame half-assed posts?

Hi. Did anyone notice I’ve been gone? Well, not exactly gone, but quiet. After my last post, I couldn’t help but notice that it felt uninspired. I couldn’t think of a good reason to keep posting. So I stopped. Turns out, a month without sharing feels like a REALLY long time. But in that time, […]

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